Fork-tailed Flycatcher

Other Names: none

Distribution: Forests and pastureland of Central and South America.

Fork-tailed Flycatcher range map

Description:

Size: 37-40 cm in length including the long tail. Adults weigh 28-32 g.

Plumage: Generally dark gray on top, including the head, wings, and back, and white below. Males sometimes show a yellow crown stripe atop their black cap and black wing tips. Males also have an extremely long double forked black tail that is characteristic of the species. The legs, beak, and eyes are black.

Species image
Fork-tailed Flycatcher

Fork-tailed Flycatcher

Bill Shape
all-purpose
Eats
meal-worms
Regions
alabama
alberta
arkansas
atlanticcoast
california
connecticut
delaware
florida
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
labrador
louisiana
maine
maryland
massachusetts
mexico
michigan
minnesota
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new york
north carolina
nova scotia
nunavut
ontario
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
south carolina
texas
vermont
virginia
washington
wisconsin
Tail Shape
forked-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Habitat
Grasslands
Color
black
white
Body Shape
perching
Size
medium
Order
tyrant flycatchers - tyrannidae
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
Conservation Status
Least Concern